The Handmaid’s Tale: A dystopian nightmare

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is an excellent dystopian novel with some bleak considerations of the potential future for women and feminism. I am sure that when Atwood wrote this, and when many people read it upon initial publication they thought it was bad enough and could see many connections. However, with the recent... Continue Reading →

Women in publishing: Our trials and tribulations

Last night, I attended Women Working in Publishing: Past, Present and Future led by the SYP London team (inc me!). It was SUCH an inspiring event and brought to light issues faced across all areas of the business, all ages and types of woman. I decided to do a bit of a round-up of some... Continue Reading →

VOX: What would you say with 100 words?

VOX by Christina Dalcher is an incredible, eerily realistic depiction of modern American society. I am terrified by the ideas in this book, not least because of the Marie Claire article, published in the week that I was reading it, about stay-at-home daughters and Christian extremism in America. But this is what made it such... Continue Reading →

How Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’ Could Shape Today’s Society.

Today, I have read an incredible non-fiction, short book by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie entitledĀ Dear Ijeawele, orĀ A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. This book is, in its most basic form, a modern-day explanation of feminism. In her fifteen points, Adichie explains how gender roles are constructed from day one. Not only does this include... Continue Reading →

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